Patriot Forge Co. (Ontario, Canada) depends on advanced high-density polyethylene (HDPE) cooling towers to maintain optimum bath temperatures for quenching metal forgings and cooling hydraulic systems.
December 7, 2018
The forging industry has achieved an impressive place in the North American industrial economy by producing components with unique benefits that are difficult to duplicate by any other metalworking process.
SECO/WARWICK will supply a multipurpose sealed quench-chamber furnace to Kuznia Sulkowicie SA, a Polish manufacturer of matrix forgings, construction connectors and manual tools. The furnace is designed for heat treatment (such as gas carbonitriding and pure hardening) in a controlled endothermic atmosphere. The fully automated operation of the furnace is its unique advantage. Personnel are only required to load and unload the work after treatment. The cycle and product transfer is completely automated.
High-temperature insulating wool (HTIW) products boast significant advantages compared to traditional refractory products on investment cost, operating expenses, reliability, overall efficiency and the fast availability of the equipment following relining or maintenance and repair work.
Bodycote signed a 15-year contract with Rolls-Royce’s Civil Aerospace business. Bodycote will provide thermal-processing services including specialized vacuum heat treatment and hot isostatic pressing (HIP) to support Rolls-Royce’s turbine blade casting facilities in Derby and Rotherham, U.K. The contract will be worth over $213 million in incremental revenues over the life of the agreement, and sales will ramp up over the next five years.
Solar Manufacturing Inc. held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new $8 million manufacturing facility at the Sellersville Business Campus in Sellersville, Pa. Due to substantial growth in recent years, the furnace manufacturer expanded into two separate manufacturing facilities located a few miles apart. The new property will allow Solar to combine its nearly 50 employees under one roof for more efficient production and triple its current space. Construction is expected to be complete in early 2019.
Noncontact temperature measurement is a key process metric in many industries, but there are many factors that influence accurate temperature measurement from a pyrometer. Here we look at the common influences on inaccurate temperature measurement.
Check out the February 2019 issue of FORGE, featuring our cover story on the study on the forging of AM parts, "Is the End of the ICE Age Near?", the Forge Fair 2019 returns to Cleveland, and much more.